SLK vs JT Match Preview

A place in the playoffs was already secured when St Lucia Kings went into this game against Jamaica Tallawahs on Sunday. Colin Munro dropped down the order as an experiment. We expect him to get back to the top of the batting order in this game for this all-important playoff game. There are no further injury updates reported for the St Lucia Kings' team ahead of the playoffs. Bhanuka Rajapaksa is a big-hitting Sri Lankan batter who has scored over 3200 runs in T20 format during his career. He appeared comfortable while batting on this track ahead of the playoffs.

The all-rounder Rostan Chase picked up crucial wickets in his successive over on this track on Sunday. He has a top score of 53 runs in the Caribbean Premier League for the 2023 season. Alzarri Joseph has been one of the more successful bowlers in the competition. This 26-year-old right-arm seamer is ranked number 5 in the competition for the greatest number of victims picked up list. His team is going to need big contributions from him if they have any plans of moving up in the competition. St Lucia Kings have developed a terrible record in recent games though. They have lost 3 out of their last 4 fixture in CPL.

The Jamaican skipper Brandon King did not play in their last game of the group stages due to injury. But everybody is expecting him to be fit for this match. If King plays in this game, you can expect him to open the batting order for Jamaica. In case King returns he will take over the captaincy from Imad Wasim. Steven Taylor is likely to make way for King. Another vital batter for Jamaica is Alex Hales. This right-handed England opening batsman produced a career-best T20 innings in the last encounter.

Alex Hales also picked up the Player of the Match award in their last game with an unbeaten hundred that took the Jamaican score ahead of the 200-run mark. Imad Wasim picked up captaincy in his last match due to tan injury to Brandon King. He will be keen to raise his game level once again even if Brandon King makes a return. He hammered a 24-ball 41 and also picked up 2 wickets for 24 runs in this 29th game of the competition. The experienced Pakistani international Mohammad Amir managed to dismiss both openers from Saint Lucia Kings in the game on Sunday.

Weather Report

It is expected that we will get clear skies over the island of Guyana on 20th September. 

Pitch Report

This game will be played at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. It is certainly one of the better T20 wickets in the Caribbean. The surface will offer help for both bowlers and batters. The speedsters can bowl quickly on the surface to extract pace and bounce from it. But this advantage is countered by shorter boundaries. Spinners will also get their opportunities to do well, especially in the second half of the game. Generally speaking, this appears to be a good surface to bat on and the batters can play their strokes freely. Any team batting first will have to score 180 runs to feel safe here.

Notable stats

Mohammad Amir has a great strike rate with the ball in the game.

Mohammad Amir has not only picked up 15 wickets from his last 8 matches, he has collected the haul with a strike rate of 11.4.

Imad Wasim has a good all-round record in the CPL.

Imad Wasim has not only scored 255 runs with an average of 36.43 but has picked up 14 wickets from his last 10 appearances for Jamaica.

Team News

The Jamaican captain Brandon King is likely to make a comeback in this game after a short injury layoff. Otherwise, there do not seem to be any injury updates for this game.

SLK vs JT Probable 11

SLK Playing 11

  • Sikandar Raza (C)
  • Colin Munro
  • Johnson Charles (Wk)
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • Sean Williams
  • Roston Chase
  • Roshon Primus
  • Matthew Forde
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Peter Hatzoglou
  • McKenny Clarke

JT Playing 11

  • Brandon Kings (C)
  • Alex Hales
  • Steven Taylor
  • Imad Wasim
  • Shamarh Brooks (Wk)
  • Raymon Reifer
  • Shamar Springer
  • Fabian Allen
  • Chris Green
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Hayden Walsh
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The St Lucia Kings are going into this game after having to endure a huge loss in their last game that must have left their confidence in shreds. Their team will have to do well especially with the bat to stand up to the same opposition that inflicted the pain in their last contest. Jamaicans have a strong batting order and a terrific record against the team of St Lucia Kings. It makes them favorites to win this encounter. We will bet with Jamaica Tallawahs to win this game and move further in the competition.

Top Picks

Imad Wasim: Imad Wasim has proved to be a vital all-rounder for Jamaica. He has scored 255 runs in his last 10 games with an average of 36.43. He has also picked up 14 wickets in this period.

Mohammad Amir: Mohammad Amir has picked up 15 victims from his 8 games with a strike rate of 11.4.

Alzarri Joseph: Alzarri Joseph has picked up 14 scalps from his last 10 appearances with a strike rate of 14.28.

Colin Munro: Munro was pushed down the order in his last game. He is likely to retain the opening slot for this match. He is scoring runs with an average of 43.5 at the moment.

SLK vs JT Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Charles , S Brooks

Batters: A Hales, B King, B Rajapaksa, C Munro

All-rounders: S Raza, I Wasim (C), R Chase (VC)

Bowlers: M Amir, A Joseph

SLK vs JT Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction